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Arts Leaders Host Town Hall With Be An #Artshero To Continue Fight To Survive Photo Arts Leaders Host Town Hall With Be An #Artshero To Continue Fight To Survive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2020

On Monday, August 31, at 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST, Arts Leaders Robert Barry Fleming (Actors Theatre of Louisville Executive Artistic Director), Todd Haimes (Roundabout Theatre Artistic Director/CEO) and Molly Smith (Arena Stage Artistic Director) are hosting a virtual Town Hall with Be An #ArtsHero.

Jerry Mitchell and More to Take Part in Be An #ArtsHero Town Hall Series Photo Jerry Mitchell and More to Take Part in Be An #ArtsHero Town Hall Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020

'Be An #ArtsHero,' an intersectional grassroots campaign to get the U.S. Senate to pass emergency Arts relief, has announced a series of town halls that start tonight.

Milwaukee Rep Offers Streaming Video of DESTINY OF DESIRE Photo Milwaukee Rep Offers Streaming Video of DESTINY OF DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

Karen Zacarias's hilarious play Destiny of Desire was set to end Milwaukee Rep's 2019/20 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse. While the hope was to delay the production to June, that option is no longer possible.

Brian Stokes Mitchell and More to be Featured in Online Engagement Initiative #ByGRAC Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell and More to be Featured in Online Engagement Initiative #ByGRACE
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

To keep its cast including Broadway veterans engaged and to continue to build an audience during the pandemic, GRACE - a new musical exploring a family's long connection with African American culinary traditions - creator/composer Nolan Williams, Jr. and business partner Dale A. Mott (Edgewood) have teamed-up with celebrity chef Carla Hall.

Milwaukee Rep Has Announced the Complete Cast and Creative Teams for the Final Produc Photo Milwaukee Rep Has Announced the Complete Cast and Creative Teams for the Final Productions of the 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Milwaukee Rep has announced the complete cast and creative teams for the final productions of the 2019/20 Season including the world premiere Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez in the Stiemke Studio March 24 - April 5, 2020; the world premiere event Hootenanny: The Musicale by celebrated musician David Lutken in the Stackner Cabaret March 27 - May 24, 2020; and the telenovela of passion and deception Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarías in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 21 - May 17, 2020.

Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland Will Present MARISOL by Jos Photo Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland Will Present MARISOL by José Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) have announced updated plans for the 2019/2020 Season Spanish Language production. CPT and TPC will present Marisol, by José Rivera, translated by Aurora Lauzardo y Waldemar Burgos, and directed by Julia Rosa Sosa. The play will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles and will run March 5 a?" 21 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES Are Coming to Actors Theatre of Louisvill Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES Are Coming to Actors Theatre of Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming holiday season favorites: Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, beginning November 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, and The Santaland Diaries, based on the essay by David Sedaris, beginning November 24 in the Victor Jory Theatre. Tickets are now available at ActorsTheatre.org.

Actors Theatre Of Louisville Announces  The 44th Humana Festival Of New American Play Photo Actors Theatre Of Louisville Announces The 44th Humana Festival Of New American Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

The future of American theatre is in Louisville! Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming proudly announce the lineup for the 44th Humana Festival of New American Plays. The upcoming Festival marks Fleming's first at the helm of Actors Theatre, the nation's leading incubator for new play development. A cultural highlight for theatre lovers, artists and producers across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 12, 2020 in Louisville.

Powerful New Musical, Devine Hamer Gray, Heralds Untold Civil Rights Story Photo Powerful New Musical, Devine Hamer Gray, Heralds Untold Civil Rights Story
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

In 1964, three Black women from Mississippi ran for Congress and turned the American political establishment on its head. That's the story behind Devine Hamer Gray, a powerful new musical premiered in a staged reading by composer/playwright Nolan Williams, Jr., September 25 in Washington, DC, co-presented by NEWorks Productions and the March on Washington Film Festival. The musical tells the story of these heroic women-Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Victoria Jackson Gray-and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party they helped to found.

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park is 'Godlike' Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park is 'Godlike'
by Anne Simendinger - Sep 16, 2019

Go on a journey that 'tests the strength of love in the face of death,' with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 60th season opener, 'Once on This Island,' running through Oct. 6.

Actors Theatre's 2019��"2020 Professional Training Company  Announces New Season Photo Actors Theatre's 2019��"2020 Professional Training Company Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming season of the 2019-2020 Professional Training Company (PTC), taking flight with the three-part Solo Mio Series running this fall and continuing with The New Play Project in January. This lineup of original works will introduce the new cohort of early-career professionals to the Louisville community and beyond as they kick off their season at Actors Theatre. ActorsTheatre.org.

Fifth Third Bank Presents DRACULA Photo Fifth Third Bank Presents DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, on stage in the Bingham Theatre, from September 6-October 31, 2019. With fangs bared and eyes aglow, Louisville's favorite vampire is back!

HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY Opens 2019-2020 Season At Actors Theatre Photo HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY Opens 2019-2020 Season At Actors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming production of Hype Man: a break beat play on stage in the Victor Jory Theatre from September 11-October 13, 2019.

Tony Award-Winning ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Brings Storybook Magic To Life at Cincinnati P Photo Tony Award-Winning ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Brings Storybook Magic To Life at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will begin the 2019-2020 season with the vibrant one-act musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on Sept. 7 in the Marx Theatre. The production will run through Oct. 6, with opening night on Sept. 12.

Arena Stage And American University Announce Artistic Director Intensive Photo Arena Stage And American University Announce Artistic Director Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in association with American University, will pilot an Artistic Director Intensive Program beginning July 21, 2019. Ten new artistic directors of theaters from across the country will participate in this pioneering program. This initiative is designed to support, connect and advance new artistic directors in their demanding work.

BWW Review: Should We Laugh or Cry? State of Civility Examined in NATIVE GARDENS at C Photo BWW Review: Should We Laugh or Cry? State of Civility Examined in NATIVE GARDENS at CPH
by Roy Berko - May 5, 2019

Negative racial and ethnic stereotypes, anti-ageism, political philosophical differences, and border conflicts are not usual topics for a comic play. But, author Karen Zacarias, whose 'Native Gardens' is now in production at Cleveland Play House, believes 'humor humanizes' when what could be the basis of a blood bath becomes a pool of laughter with a purpose.

NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House Photo NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH), offers the thought-provoking comedy Native Gardens from playwright Karen Zacarias, to be performed April 27th - May 19th  in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.  The production is directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming, with a press opening Friday, May 3rd. 

Robert Barry Fleming Named Artistic Director Of Actors Theatre Of Louisville Photo Robert Barry Fleming Named Artistic Director Of Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Robert Barry Fleming will join Actors Theatre of Louisville as Artistic Director. The appointment was announced Monday by Mac Thompson, President of the Board of Directors, and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore. Fleming comes to Louisville by way of Cleveland where he serves as Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House; previously, he was the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. His tenure at Actors Theatre begins June 1, 2019.

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2019-20 season today, which includes plays from Karen Zacarias and Anna Ziegler, a new stage adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, a recent Broadway comedy hit and a world premiere from the award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble Universes.

Cleveland Play House Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Cleveland Play House Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Subscription Season, inviting audiences to "Seize the Play!" This will be CPH's 104th consecutive season of serving our community with stories that matter in productions that are engaging, surprising, and always entertaining.

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